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Many thanks

  • 5th Dec, 2005 at 2:00 AM

I had been boiling water on the stove all day, because I have no hot water at home. Sometimes, I turn on the hot water tap by accident and the faucet just gurgles. I boiled hot water for a shave, hot water for the dishes, hot water for a sponge bath. I didn't know how cold taking a sponge bath is!

I never want to be bedridden.

So I want to thank Jeff and Angie for their wonderful, beautiful generosity in letting me use their huge clawfoot bathtub tonight. Although I did not bring along any bubble-bath, I sat in it for a hour and floated in the lap of luxury. You know how, when floating in the bathtub, you can turn on the hot water with your toes? I still remember how to do that!

I had forgotten how useful baths were to my creative mind. I actually came up with really good ideas on how to make a software-based music player behave sanely. I talked with Jeff for a while about them, and led us on a little Socratic discussion about how he and Angie would use this hypothetical software.

I really need to turn these decisions into code.

I also want to thank Jim for teaching me how to cook a meal with only one pot. Without him, I'd be even further behind in acting as my situation demands.


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5th Dec, 2005 07:01 (UTC)
If you ever do implement any ideas concerning music software, let me know. I'd be interested in playing with the results!
5th Dec, 2005 07:33 (UTC)
Your bath sounds lovely.
5th Dec, 2005 07:35 (UTC)
It was!!!!

If only I knew how restorative it would be, I wouldn't have gone this long without one.
5th Dec, 2005 08:16 (UTC)
You know how I was saying that the "party mix" iTunes feature was pretty good and close to what I wanted as far as UI went, except I wanted something to handle album-at-a-time shuffle, and didn't an idea at all.

Turns out the latest version of iTunes (on Mac OS X at least) has that feature, with a non-completely-stupid interface. Maybe not the best possible, but I couldn't come up with anything, and they have something acceptable.

I can show it to you if you want, tomorrow.
5th Dec, 2005 17:45 (UTC)
You've inspired me to pick up some bubble bath bombs on the way home.
6th Dec, 2005 00:47 (UTC)
Gah! I'm out of bubble bath bombs! How could this have happened?
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